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  1. Scarlatina Scarlatina
    Scarlatina: Also called scarlet fever, a disease caused by infection with group A streptococcal bacteria that occurs in a small proportion of people with strep throat. The incubation period between contracting strep and the onset of scarlet fever is short, typically 72 hours but may range from 1 t...
  2. Scarlet fever Scarlet fever
    Scarlet fever: Also called scarlatina, a disease caused by infection with group A streptococcal bacteria that occurs in a small proportion of people with strep throat. The incubation period between contracting strep and the onset of scarlet fever is short, typically 72 hours but may range from 1 t...
  3. SCFE SCFE
    SCFE: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. ...
  4. Schadenfreude Schadenfreude
    Schadenfreude: Pleasure from the misfortune of others. The word entered English in 1895 from the German "Schade", harm, + "Freude," joy = joy (over) harm (suffered by another)....
  5. Schedules, Gesell Developmental Schedules, Gesell Developmental
    Schedules, Gesell Developmental: A measure of child development devised by the American child psychologist and pediatrician Arnold Gesell (1880-1961) who founded the Clinic of Child Development at Yale in 1911 and directed it for many years. There he pioneered the use of motion-picture cameras to st...
  6. Scheuermann's disease Scheuermann's disease
    Scheuermann's disease: A skeletal disease that usually begins in adolescence, and results in a hunched back. Treatment with casting and a back brace is successful if undertaken early. Also known as juvenile kyphosis, curvature of the spine. ...
  7. Schistosoma haematobium Schistosoma haematobium
    Schistosoma haematobium: A species of trematode worm that parasitizes humans and causes urinary tract disease. See Schistosomiasis....
  8. Schistosoma japonicum Schistosoma japonicum
    Schistosoma japonicum: A species of trematode worm that parasitizes humans and that (like S. mansoni) causes liver and gastrointestinal tract disease. See Schistosomiasis....
  9. Schistosoma mansoni Schistosoma mansoni
    Schistosoma mansoni: A species of trematode worm that parasitizes humans and that (like S. japonicum) causes liver and gastrointestinal tract disease. See Schistosomiasis. ...
  10. Schistosome Schistosome
    Schistosome: A parasitic trematode worm contracted from infested water that is capable of causing liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder disease. There are three main species of these trematode worms (flukes) -- Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum, and Schistosoma mansoni -- that pro...
  11. Schistosomiasis Schistosomiasis
    Schistosomiasis: Diseases of liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder caused by schistosomes, trematode worms that parasitize people. Infection is from infested water. There are three main species of these trematode worms (flukes) --Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni -- that ca...
  12. Schizencephaly Schizencephaly
    Schizencephaly: A developmental disorder of the brain characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the cerebral hemispheres. Schizencephaly is a form of porencephaly. Individuals with clefts in both hemispheres, or bilateral clefts, are often developmentally delayed and have delayed speech and l...
  13. Schizoaffective disorder Schizoaffective disorder
    Schizoaffective disorder: A mood disorder that is coupled with some symptoms resembling those of schizophrenia, particularly loss of personality (flat affect) and/or social withdrawal. ...
  14. Schizoid Schizoid
    Schizoid: Having symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia. See schizophrenia ...
  15. Schizophrenia Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia: One of several brain diseases whose symptoms that may include loss of personality (flat affect), agitation, catatonia, confusion, psychosis, unusual behavior, and withdrawal. The illness usually begins in early adulthood. The causes of schizophrenia are not yet fully known. Schizoph...